T. Cornelius

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A new method for the measurement of thermal conductivity of electrically conducting single nanowires is presented. First experimental investigations are focused on the thermal conductivity of metallic Pt nanowires with a diameter of (typically) 100 nm and a length of 10 microm. Thermal conductivity data are compared with measurements of electrical(More)
Singleand polycrystalline bismuth nanowires were created by electrochemical deposition in ion track-etched polycarbonate membranes. Wires fabricated potentiostatically possess a strong <110> texture which becomes more pronounced for wires deposited at lower overpotentials, at higher temperatures, and in nanopores of smaller diameters. By applying reverse(More)
A novel resonant mechanism involving the interference of a broadband plasmon with the narrowband vibration from molecules is presented. With the use of this concept, we demonstrate experimentally the enormous enhancement of the vibrational signals from less than one attomol of molecules on individual gold nanowires, tailored to act as plasmonic nanoantennas(More)
This article reports on the first successful combination of micro Laue (µLaue) diffraction with an atomic force microscope for in situ nanomechanical tests of individual nanostructures. In situ three-point bending on self-suspended gold nanowires was performed on the BM32 beamline at the ESRF using a specially designed atomic force microscope. During the(More)
Use of o-phthaldialdehyde to chemically reduce the newly generated amino termini responsible for the progressively increasing background during an extended amino acid sequence analysis in a liquid phase sequencer has been described. The results have been compared with Fluram blocking using apomyoglobin and rabbit C-reactive protein as standard and unknown(More)
A compact scanning force microscope has been developed for in situ combination with nanofocused X-ray diffraction techniques at third-generation synchrotron beamlines. Its capabilities are demonstrated on Au nano-islands grown on a sapphire substrate. The new in situ device allows for in situ imaging the sample topography and the crystallinity by recording(More)
Interfaces between polarity domains in nitride semiconductors, the so-called Inversion Domain Boundaries (IDB), have been widely described, both theoretically and experimentally, as perfect interfaces (without dislocations and vacancies). Although ideal planar IDBs are well documented, the understanding of their configurations and interactions inside(More)
Nanochannels and nanowires with diameters ranging from 30 to 400 nm were produced by etching ion tracks in thin polyarylate and polycarbonate foils. The shape and the size distribution of dry and wet nanochannels, as well as of nanowires grown therein, were examined by small-angle x-ray scattering. The x-ray intensity as a function of the scattering vector(More)
Masonry cavity walls are loaded by wind pressure and vertical load from upper floors. These loads results in bending moments and compression forces in the ties connecting the outer and the inner wall in a cavity wall. Large cavity walls are furthermore loaded by differential movements from the temperature gradient between the outer and the inner wall, which(More)